Santander has been trying to make a big break into the North American market for a while, expanding out of their very localized operations in the Northeastern US area and, if my experience with big banks taught me something, they value NOTHING more than their own brand. If Santander is pushing their name out of the door, you can be sure that they're in it to raise brand recognition. I would bet in the acquisition of smaller, local commercial banks (Schedule 1) in the near future (yes, General Bank of Canada, we are looking at you).They acquired Carfinco in 2015 and will continue to work out of their offices on the southside. Not sure if this really changes any operations other than a name change.
This is a really interesting give-away concept, and hopefully it leads to more like it!The Goodwill Project
Win an office in downtown YEG
As we all know these are incredibly challenging times for many businesses in our city and CommAlert wants to do their part to help. President and CEO, Tim Carwell is a passionate Edmontonian and cares deeply about the Edmonton business community. He and his company want to give back to it by providing meaningful help to a local, early stage business.
CommAlert is giving away a fully-furnished, internet-ready office space in downtown Edmonton to a deserving small business! The giveaway includes furniture and space to accommodate ~20 people, wifi and a printer.
It’s simple to apply – Click here for the application
We want to know how your business and values will change the world (or your small part of it)! We also want to know how the diverse nature of your team will help contribute to the success of this mission. Applications will be accepted until December 10th.
The entries will be shortlisted and those company founders will be invited to “live” pitch their business to a judging panel of business and community leaders on January 4th. The panel will decide that day on the business that gets to move into this office, for free, with the lease covered for two years.
Recent coverage of the Goodwill Project
City News - https://edmonton.citynews.ca/video/2021/11/21/contest-for-a-free-office-space-in-downtown-edmonton/
CTV News - https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/free-re...eed-its-office-so-it-could-be-yours-1.5673764
CBC Listen - https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-52-radio-active/clip/15879711-goodwill-project
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From : https://appliedpharma.ca/u-of-a-industry-partnership-poised-to-close-canadas-drug-supply-gaps/"Another key manufacturer working alongside API in Edmonton is Gilead Sciences, which operates a large manufacturing site in Edmonton with around 500 employees and is the site for the production of remdesivir — the first treatment approved for COVID-19 in the United States and Canada."
I will admit to ignorance of this... apparently, the first COVID-19 treatment drug - remdesivir - is made in Edmonton.
From : https://appliedpharma.ca/u-of-a-industry-partnership-poised-to-close-canadas-drug-supply-gaps/
Where the h**l is our local business media for a story like this? I bet 99% of Edmontonians have no idea that the first COVID drug is actually made in Edmonton. How can something like this basically go ignored? Where is every major national news outlet on this story? You would bet if this were Calgary, you would have front page coverage for 3 days straight....